I just discovered an app for Facebook that is, well, a “Better Facebook”. It is simple to use and gives you a better interface to use Facebook and to view other types of content (Twitter and Tumblr posts, for instance). Read more about it below.
The Better Facebook app can literally do everything for you. For instance, if a friend adds a new post to their Tumblr blog, his new Tumblr tab will appear on your Facebook page, letting you know about your friend’s new Tumblr post. If you want to read it, you just do one click on the tab and walla! There it is. Once you have read the post, you just take another click back to your Facebook page.
With Better Facebook, you also have a Twitter tab where you can view 25 of the most recent tweets from your Facebook friends. With each tweet, you can choose to click on “like,” “comment” and “rely.” If you click on “reply,” you will be taken straight to your Twitter home page. There you can write an update and tweet it. Like the Tumblr tab, you can return to your Facebook page with one click.
If you are like me and do endless posts with social networking throughout the day, you can’t help but be in awe over the development of Better Facebook. Technorati asked its developer Matt Kruse how he came up with the idea Better Facebook. Kruse said that he listens to users who tell him what they want. “I have received a ton of suggestions from users at Better Facebook Users Voice and I will go through that when working on the next version, so I can incorporate some of the requests that users voted up the most.”
There is only one glitch in the app (or maybe it is not a glitch). It doesn’t run on Internet Explorer. Better Facebook FAQ page states, “No. IE is a bad browser. Do not use it. It is most vulnerable to viruses and spyware, and it lags behind most other browsers in capabilities.”
Kruse not only creates a clever and useful app, but he knows how to listen and create a product that makes social networking easier.